Identity theft is rampant. One in three data breach victims will experience fraud according to a 2018 study by Javelin Strategy & Research. The number of identity fraud victims in the United States alone is at 16.7 million with over $16.8 billion stolen. Read More
Do you know the latest signs of identity theft? Here are the top ten red flags that trouble is brewing:
– You receive a notice, either in the mail or via email, that you have been a part of a data breach.
– Your credit score quickly drops without explanation.
– Withdrawals from your bank account start to occur … and they are withdrawals that you haven’t scheduled or already made.
– Although you haven’t filed any insurance claims, your rates rapidly rise.
– Your Social Security statements aren’t matching your records.
– There are suspicious charges on your credit card.
– You are turned down for a loan or credit card unexpectedly.
– Your credit report shows accounts that you have not opened.
– Either federal, your state or local taxing authority alerts you to their receipt of multiple filings in your name.
– You receive a bill for an item or service that you have not purchased … and from a company that you have never done business with.
Have you experienced any of the above? If yes, contact a fraud resolution specialist immediately.